What Consequence is Man?
Ever since it happened to you, you’re sure your going mad. Sure it was bad. What was worse hospital, the “accident” or what happened with your friends and family? Damn hard to tell. Your still trying to come to terms. It shouldn’t have happened to you. But it did. You know these things happen but they happen to other people, not to you. Your better then this. More… worthy… more normal…more …special… more something anyway. Why Me? You scream it to the night and it whispers back…You think it says “Not long now we are coming. Stay still child. Shhhh”.
But surely you’re imagining it all. You must be…
Its left its mark on you and now you think you …know things…see things… hear things. The world has “Things” in it. No not monsters…oh it has those too. The cop with the bad case of Alien movie makeup, the lady with no skin and someone elses face on, the mother trailing a bloody sack like its attached by an umbilical cord but no one notices. The things which sit and wait on building ledges. The…uhhhmm…ghosts? But so far they haven’t noticed you, as you watch. Must be just seeing things. Must be. The monsters are nothing on the places, items, towers, rope bridges – well you hope they are “rope”, even though you think they arent. These strange inconceivable things are all over, even though you know that’s impossible?
Then that other “case” from your own ward called you, wanted to met, said it was part of the therapy. Turns out you have more than a few things in common. Now a few of you are all together, you have decided to do something about “it”. Starting with that guy who walked the wards back at the hospital …yeah the priest who so often found the folks dead…
This game is one I could do in any number of systems. The reason for this is it is at its heart a Horror story and one about people and well the world around them. It started out as an idea for Conspiracy-X but I could use Hunter: the Vigil(fits this game very well actually) or Dresden Files or just as easily I could set it in the 1800’s and use Which Hunter, Colonial Gothic, or Solomon Kain. The idea of a gothic hospital is really creepy.
The Modern Horror setting makes this game more one of power plays, conspiracies, and two-fisted, gun blassing, spell slinging action.
The Historical game makes it more one of gothic, occultism and two-fisted, stand and deliver, spell-slinging action.
Please let me know what one takes your fancy in the forums.